5th Grade Environmental Project

Environmental “Rockstars”: Elementary and High School Students Invited to Attend WE Day

When Emi Lord and her fifth grade classmates walk the red carpet at The Forum in Inglewood in a couple weeks, not only will her class’s environmental project on humpback whales be on her mind – after all that what’s earned the…

Playing Around: Fifth Graders Use Original Games to Educate Public at Whalefest

Mount Madonna School (MMS) fifth graders recently participated in the annual two-day Whalefest Monterey event. This weekend field trip provided the students with an opportunity to educate the public about humpback whales. They were invited to participate by Peggy Stap and hosted…

Fifth Grade’s Call to Action: Protect Humpback Whales and No Offshore Oil Drilling

Each year the Mount Madonna School fifth grade class works on a cross-curricular environmental project. This year the students are focusing on Pacific humpback whales. As part of their multi-faceted project, the students are working to gather public comment to prevent the…

Students Bond Over Whale Project, Marine Studies and Reducing Plastic Debris

With a distinct body shape, large pectoral fins and knobby head, humpbacks whales have long captured people’s imagination and interest. Intelligent and vocal, each humpback population communicates in its own dialect, and males sing songs that can last for 20 minutes and…